WE BELIEVE YOU CAN’T OUTGIVE GOD.
The Bible says in Matthew 6:24 that the top competitor for our commitment to Jesus is money. Giving allows us to demonstrate that He is more important to us than material things. We are excited about the giving culture of Faith Church, and we’re honored to invite you to give online. There is no organization with more potential to change the world than the local church!
Ways To Give
Faith Church Online Giving
Thank you for your interest in supporting the ministry of Faith Church through on-line giving. We believe that giving is an act of worship and is one way to show gratitude to our God who provides us with everything. (1 Tim 6:7)
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Cor. 9:7)
- Using the link above, register for an account on our online system, InFellowship. Be sure to check your email for a confirmation message to confirm your account.
- Fully complete your profile so we have your latest information and opt-in to the online church directory if that link is available.
- Give! Use the Give Now or Scheduled Giving links to contribute to Faith Church.
Hint: If you signed up using information we already have on record for you, you will be able to see your past giving history immediately and can access the online church directory. If you don’t see your giving history or the directory link, that’s okay too… Your new InFellowship account will be matched to your existing information in 7 to 10 days. Anything you contribute in the meantime will still be included in your giving history after matching.
Other Ways to Give to the Lord’s Work at Faith Church
There are a number of different ways you can financially support Faith. These include, but are not limited to cash, checks, securities, land, homes, items of value including automobiles, jewelry, collectables, paid up life insurance and other items of value. Click on the gift options below to read more. If you need additional information about making an unusual gift, please contact our Financial Secretary, email@example.com.
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Cash and checks are the most common way donations are received by the church. Faith prepares yearly statements on InFellowship to ensure we are properly recording any gifts you have given. You may check your giving records by signing into your InFellowship account or by emailing the Financial Secretary,firstname.lastname@example.org. If you find an error, we will correct it in a timely manner.
For those interested, Faith will provide envelopes at the Information Center next to the Main Lobby. Any gifts received by the church in these giving envelopes will be tracked in your InFellowship account.
If you are interested in giving a one-time gift or setting up reoccurring offerings (weekly, monthly, etc.), sign in to your InFellowship account. Or sign up with your bank’s “Bill Pay” program to simplify recurring giving. Please set up payee – Faith Church, 5910 Price Rd, Milford, OH 45150, 513 831 3770 and use the memo line for any designations when using “Bill Pay”. If you have any questions about electronic or on-line giving, please contact our Financial Secretary, email@example.com.
Some individuals like to make special year-end gifts. Because all gifts to Faith are subject to I.R.S. deadlines, please remember that all year-end gifts must be received in the church office before midnight on December 31, or must be postmarked before the end of December to be deducted in the present tax year. Any gifts received after December 31 or not postmarked in December will be included in the next tax year. The date written on a check will not determine in which tax year a gift is included. Only the actual date of receipt by the church or the postmark will establish the correct tax year for the I.R.S. (Special rules apply to electronic fund transfers at year-end.)
It is possible to transfer stocks and mutual funds directly to Faith. If this is done with securities that have been held for more than one year, the donor will be able to deduct the full fair market value of the securities and avoid paying any capital gain tax. If, however, the securities are sold first and then the proceeds are given to the church, the donor will still have to pay capital gain taxes to the I.R.S. Planning in this area can help you take full advantage of the tax benefits allowed by the government. Please contact Faith’s Treasurer at Treasurer@faithchurch.net to discuss how to easily transfer stocks and mutual funds from your account to Faith’s account for the best tax advantage.
Dear Ministry Partner,
Thank you for your interest in a donation of stock to Faith Church. Donation of stock is an excellent way to not only give generously, but often times is a wonderful way to steward our blessings. In order to transfer stock, contact your brokerage firm, with notification of the number of shares.
Our account is at Fidelity Investments Company.
The ACAT INSTRUCTIONS include this information that your firm will need:
DTC # 0226
Account number is Z70538825
Account name is Faith Evangelical Free Church
FEIN # 31-1045355
In addition, if you would email the church and let us know of your impending gift, it would be very helpful. The exchange between your brokerage firm and Fidelity Investments Company does not include the donor’s name. Email Faith’s Treasurer at Treasurer@faithchurch.net, when you initiate the gift. A letter of acknowledgement of your donation will be mailed to you quickly by our Financial Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over the years, Faith has been given automobiles, computers, office furniture, furniture/furnishings, and more. We gratefully accept all gifts-in-kind that we can truly use, or we try to direct donors to other ministries that have specific needs. Gifts-in-kind can be a little more complicated due to I.R.S. regulations, but we will be happy to help you with the process. Please email Financial Secretary, email@example.com, to discuss any possible gift-in-kind donations. We will determine if and how we can use the items and how we will get the items.
In general, gifts of real estate have the same tax benefits as giving appreciated securities. If the property has been held for more than one year, the donor can typically take an income tax deduction for the full fair market value and avoid capital gain tax on the appreciated portion of the property. It is also possible that other benefits can include savings in estate taxes and avoiding probate. Please contact the Treasurer at Treasurer@faithchurch.net, on how to transfer real estate from your account to the church’s account for the best tax advantage.
Churches can benefit from life insurance policies. If the original purpose for a life insurance policy no longer exists, a donor can make Faith the beneficiary of the policy or a donor can give the premium to Faith for a tax deduction on a policy that the church would own and be the beneficiary. The deduction can be taken immediately and the amount of the contribution is typically the replacement value or cost basis of the policy. Please contact Faith’s Treasurer at Treasurer@faithchurch.net, to discuss this giving option.
Individuals 70 ½ or older may donate to charity up to $100,000 annually through their traditional Individual Retirement Accounts. The donation must be made directly from the IRA plan administrator to the qualified charity, such as a Faith. These distributions can count toward the IRA owner’s “required minimum distribution” (RMD), which would normally be taxable when distributed to the IRA’s owner. Distributions generally come directly to the charity from the plan administrator and donors mustnot receive any goods or services in exchange for their contributions. Charities receiving these gifts will acknowledge the transfer from the IRA administrator, but not issue a charitable gift receipt for the tax-free transfer. Because QCD’s are not taxable income, it has no effect on your AGI and are not eligible for itemized charitable deduction. This is important because itemized deduction phase-outs, exemption phase-outs, Roth contribution eligibility, the net investment income Medicare surtax, Medicare premium costs, the taxability of Social Security income, and some credit phase-outs all factor off your AGI. Distributions excluded from income are equivalent to a 100% deduction for both federal and most state’s income. If you would like assistance with your QCD planning, please contact Faith’s Treasurer atTreasurer@faithchurch.net.
A charitable gift can be given to Faith through your will or other estate plans. Such a gift can be used to honor the Lord from the financial increase He has given you during your lifetime (Proverbs 3:9-10) and to benefit Faith in wonderful ways. This type of gift can also be helpful to appropriately avoid estate taxes. If you choose to include the church in your will or estate plan, please let your attorney know Faith’s name and address. Further, please communicate to your attorney that the church is a 501(c )(3) organization incorporated in the state of Ohio, and that our tax identification number is 31-1045355. If you have already included Faith in your will, please let us know so that we can say “thank you.” Don’t forget that qualified retirement plans will be considered part of your estate at death, but if handled correctly, they can also be deductible from the estate as charitable gifts. If you would like assistance with your estate planning, please contact Faith’s Treasurer at Treasurer@faithchurch.net.
Many businesses allow their employees to make donations to charitable organizations through payroll deductions, and they will often match the gift dollar for dollar. Inquire with your company’s Human Resources, Matching Gift, or payroll department to see if this is possible. Faith is recognized by the I.R.S. as a tax-exempt organization under section 501 (c )(3). Our identification number is 31-1045355.
Many of the ways to give mentioned above can be very effective if utilized correctly. If you do not know a qualified Christian CPA, financial planner, tax attorney or estate planner, to help you assess your financial plans and charitable giving goals, please contact Faith’s Treasurer at Treasurer@faithchurch.net. He can help you locate an expert in estate planning.
Weekly Need: $28,774
Ministry Offerings 11-4: $30,203
Wk of 11-4: OVER $1,429
Budget YTD: $920,755
Ministry Offerings YTD: $820,813
Compared to Budget YTD: UNDER ($99,942)
Offerings to Facilities Maintenance Fund as of 11-4-2018: $142,186 towards the goal of $193,000
Faith Upward Update, as of 10-31-2018:
Offerings, October 2018: $7,814
Mortgage Balance: $333,750